RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING AND TEACHING VIDEOS/DVDs
In an endeavour to develop a broader understanding of Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Methods, the following publications by
Alex Podolinsky are available from: The Bio-Dynamic Marketing Co. Ltd
Mallet Gum Lane, Powelltown
Victoria, 3797, Australia.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 5966 7370 Facsimile: +61 (0)3 5966 7339
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DVD now available - Vortex Vegies: From Horse Paddock to Living Soil
• FIBL Lecture 2004 (Essential Reading)
A4 spiral bound paperback, 39 pages including numerous coloured
photographs. This lecture was presented to the staff of FiBL
(Swiss Research Station specialising in Organic Research).
succinct coverage of a number of topics which have been explored
in more detail in other publications. Good overview and general
introduction for newly enquiring farmers.
on very practical application and understanding of modern bio-dynamic
• IFOAM Conference Address (Essential Reading)
A4 spiral bound paperback, 8 pages. An address given to a large
audience of predominantly international government scientists
and agricultural advisers who were attending the IFOAM World
Conference held in Adelaide in September 2005. Covers the problem
of Australian agriculture as world phosphate reserves diminish,
and provides a truly sustainable alternative to the modern approach
of “input” farming – which is occurring even
on organic farms. A successful sand farm in the Victorian Mallee
is used as an example.
• Bio-Dynamics Agriculture of the Future (Essential Reading)
A4 spiral bound paperback, 41 pages including numerous coloured
photographs. This informative lecture was presented to DEMETER
International in Italy in 1999.
For farmers and home gardeners
it is an excellent introduction to the bio-dynamic method.
also provides consumers with a comprehensive, yet easily readable,
explanation of the difference between organic and bio-dynamic
farming and product quality.
Living Agriculture ( sequel to “Bio-Dynamics
of the Future)
A4 spiral bound paperback, 32 pages including coloured photographs.
This is the sequel to “Bio-Dynamics Agriculture of the
Future”, with reference made to this through the book.
Pictorially shows reclamation of salt affected farming land under
bio-dynamic management / humus vs organic matter and their qualitatively
differing effects on soil and plant feeding / living-dynamic
farm processes / farm and individual are intertwined / education
and training of farmers / advisory and extension method used
in the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia.
A4 spiral bound paperback, 35 pages including line diagrams and
coloured pictures. Topics include: Agricultural materialism is
destroying living Earth / Classic Natural Science vs Hypothetical
Science / 500 activating activity occurs with correct stirring
method / Kepler’s 3 Laws reflected in correct stirring
process / life implanting action of Chaos / Chaos in seed allows
new individuality to form / 3 types of viewing – imagination,
This lecture supported by the explanation and pictorial results
of a large scale Bio-Dynamic market garden shown in the DVD “Cosmo-Earthly
and Green Manure” (see details below).
Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Introductory Lectures - Volume 1
approx. A5 paperback, 190 pages including drawings and b/w pictures.
8 Sections covering a wide variety of farming topics including:
soil ripping / soil-humus-plant dynamics / pests / soil testing
/ composting / product quality testing methods / schwenk water
testing / planting using moon rhythms and zodiac influences /
plant forms and planet influences / the vortex / stirring method
/ 500 and 501 / plant nutrition / permanent pasture.
Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Introductory Lectures - Volume 2
approx. A5 paperback, 173 pages including drawings and b/w pictures.
11 Sections which continue a number of themes established in
Volume 1, and covers new topics: natural-organic-biodynamic farming
/ root and upper plant expression under differing fertiliser
regimes / building activity of 500 / light activity of 501 /
crystalization tests showing quality assessment / transmutation
of elements / etheric liquidity / real knowledge from monism
vs theoretical knowledge from dualism / farm individuality /
the modern biodynamic farmer / soil compost / the long question – the
earth’s surface is a diaphragm.
Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Introductory Lectures - Volume 3
A5 spiral bound paperback, 61 pages including coloured photographs.
4 sections covering a number of topics including: organic industry
overview 1995 / the farmer as most important item on a farm /
nutrition / disease / purpose of existence / soil structure,
organic matter and humus / sick plants mean sick soil / bio-dynamic
preparations / living-breathing earth / sustainability of humus.
A4 spiral bound paperback 57 pages. Immensely important work
from a human perspective, using bio-dynamic farming activities
as examples. Begins by developing further the objective-subjective
viewing described in “Active Perception” / discusses
formative forces including super-physical, physical and sub-physical
/ philogenetic and ontogenetic development / individual expression
/ bio-dynamic agriculture needs holistically imaginative farmers
/ expands on theme of inspiration, imagination and intuition
as method of knowledge introduced in “Living Knowledge” /
the human endeavour of crossing from personalised Self to Ego-Individuality.
170mm X 245mm paper back, 84 pages plus 2 inserts – handwriting
chart, and a later published Part 3 supplement to the original
work (A5, 12pages). This book acts as a training tool for developing
an holistic viewing method. Subjective-objective one-sidedness
are brought together using Will activity to create a monistic
approach to knowledge. Etheric forces are discussed with examples
of how these can be worked with and experienced.
VIDEOS & DVDS:
1hr23min. Documents changes in soil structure and colour on a
number of soil types, including changes from long-time organic
farming to bio-dynamics.
1hr32min. Looks at a number of commonly used agricultural implements
and their effect on soil. Also shows how to evaluate and change
tractor speed, implement angle etc. to support soil development
rather than destroying the changes bio-dynamics brings.
Stirring and Stirring Equipment
1hr13min. Introduces the technique of stirring by hand, including
the strong activating activity of the chaos. This technique is
then transferred to a number of larger sized, mechanically operated
Five Bio-dynamic Farms
1hr32min. Documents bio-dynamic soil development on five very
- Wheat and Sheep on red-sandy loam near Culcairn, NSW
- Sugarcane on the alluvial Burdekin River soil, Qld
- Grain and Grazing on sandy loam near Barham NSW, including
discussion on nursery propagation of own trees for treelines – an
ongoing activity begun 50 years earlier
- Rice farming on a formerly salinity affected farm near Barham
- White sand grain and grazing property near Esperance WA. Includes
discussion on direct seeding of local trees as part of cropping
Covers the essential technique of constructing compost heaps
on a commercial dairy using available farm equipment. Quality
of materials, adequate aeration and temperature control are all
important factors in obtaining the essential colloidal quality
of the end product.
Cosmo-Earthly Eccology and Green Manure DVD
Approx 50 minutes: Includes an introductory lecture explaining
cosmic ecology and how to harness the sun power to create a farming
system that is truly a closed farm unit / shows the design working
of the special “bio-dynamic” ripper both at Agrilatina,
and on Australian drought affected pasture country.
Vortex Vegies: From Horse Paddock to Living Soil 30 min. The soil development of an Australian biodynamic market garden